Need a new unofficial mascot

Now that Sam, the worlds ugliest dog is no longer with us, I guess I need to find a replacement (unofficial) mascot… I’m probably going to regret asking this question, but here goes anyway… any suggestions for a replacement (unofficial) mascot? – Mike


WE-DIG December Meeting – Inside the Platform Builder (and Christmas Party!)

Here’s what’s happening for the December 2005 WE-DIG meeting What goes on inside Platform Builder when a new Windows CE image is created? Join us for a backstage pass to find out. You are also invited to our Christmas Party (I wonder if Jon Fincher will be dressing up as Santa this year?). Location: Quinault…


Windows Template Library (WTL) 7.5 Released

WTL 7.5 has just been released on Sourceforge – The Windows Template Library (WTL) is a C++ library for developing Windows applications and UI components. It extends ATL (Active Template Library) and provides a set of classes for controls, dialogs, frame windows, GDI objects, and more. The Sourceforge summary page doesn’t list Windows CE/Windows Mobile as…


Will the Real Embedded Leader Please Stand Up?

I was recently interviewed by EDN’s Warren Webb (Technical Editor, EDN) to discuss Windows CE/XPE/WEPOS, an article has been published based on that interview – here’s a link to the “Movers and Shakers” article – it’s interesting that Wind declined to be interviewed. – Mike


Windows CE: Drivers can delay o/s boot.

When building a custom Windows CE 5.0 operating system there’s a good chance you may be developing drivers for the system – Drivers can slow the boot process of your device, but how ? You should be aware of the load order of drivers on your device – take a look at the following information…


Does anyone still use 800×600 on their desktop PC ?

I’ve been recording some videos over at Microsoft Studios, once recorded, edited (only if needed!), the videos are transcoded down to 800×600 and 300k/100k – is 800×600/300k ok for watching tutorials? – does anyone still run at 800×600? – Would you prefer to see 1024×768? (the resolution we actually capture the screen at). – Mike


A sad, sad day, goodbye Sam…

From Don Gambrell – Sam, the worlds ugliest dog is no longer with us, this from Dons blog, and my original post – Mike  


Technology Lights of Christmas

ok, no words to describe this, just check out the video here. – Mike


Visual Studio 2005 – Do we need a Windows CE SDK ?

So, I’ve been thinking… To write managed or native code applications for Windows CE 5.0 you need to generate a custom SDK (Software Development Kit) from Platform Builder – Why do I need to do this? Generating an SDK takes time, and is a multi step process, first I need to configure the SDK, then…